Mulch Guide - Straw

Mulch Guide - Straw

Appearance: Fair, unless chopped
Insulation: Good
Cost: Low-moderate
Thickness: 6-8 in., 1-2 in. if chopped
Weed Control: Good; avoid oat straw for weed control
Water Penetration: Good
Moisture Retention: Good
Decomposition Speed: Fairly slow; nitrogen fertilizer is helpful
Comments: Should be seed-free if possible. Straw is highly flammable.

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